Gunner Bailey Posted 8 August , 2006 Share Posted 8 August , 2006 Latest find from the Somme. French Lebel Officer's 8 mm pistol (Model d'Ordnance). Thought I'd share this with the forum as I think it's unusual. The pistol is a relic, rusted solid, though the chambers are clear. It has no cartridge cases in it. The dent in the trigger guard and the position of the hammer pose questions. Was it being used in hand to hand fighting when it was lost? Was the dent caused by a piece of shrapnal or a German helmet? Comments / speculation and guesswork appreciated. Otherwise - enjoy! Gunner Bailey Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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